There's only four teams involved in football's top honours these days, so what's it like to win silverware every season? This is the blog of one football fan who decided to, fully and unconditionally, do the unthinkable and change the football team he supported to spend one season at the top... AND NOW HE'S DOING A SIMILAR THING FOR EURO 2008 WITH A MATE BECAUSE THE SEASON'S FINISHED AND THEY'RE BOTH BORED

Pain killer

Pain killer

20/02/08

I’ll level with you… I’m finding it hard to get over that match last Saturday where that team beat Arsenal.

I really wasn’t expecting that at all.

The Family are totally over it though… readying themselves for tonight’s Champion’s League match with AC Milan. Not including me tonight though, I’ve been dropped to the bench (pub) for this one – the match sold out weeks ago.

“There’s always next year, lads,” said Gonch as we left Old Trafford. And that’s just it - fans of a Big Four club know it’ll only be a year until they’re in exactly the same position again. It’s far easier to get over a humiliating loss with that guarantee.

Me? I’ve only got one crack at this silverware/glory thing. There’s no next season for me.

So, in that respect, fans of Big Four clubs definitely do have a better footballing life. More very important games far more often.

Fans of smaller clubs must have a more painful existence. Barnsley fans waited 10 years to even play Liverpool, let alone beat them. Bristol Rovers fans waited 50 years to reach a cup quarter final…


Norwich Mate was sympathetic after the third goal went in

I’m really struggling to bring myself to even look at the pictures of the match from Saturday right now. But, as they say, if you prang your motor you’ve just got to get straight back behind the wheel. Even if you’re not that confident.

Score prediction: Arsenal 0-5 AC Milan

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Comment from: Ian Culverhouse [Visitor] Email · http://www.pleasefuckoffandsupportarsenalforgood.com
I promise this is the last time I will post until it is confirmed Arsenal have won nothing this season. At which point I will return to rub your nose in it.

But for me, this quote sums up your problem: "So, in that respect, fans of Big Four clubs definitely do have a better footballing life. More very important games far more often."

You are allowing the media to define what "important" is. Each proper fan has a different perception of which games are "important" to them. Arsenal v Man U in a quarter final is not "important" to me. It's a pot-hunter derby. So what?

You are being exposed as very shallow.

OTBC.
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